Car accidents happen on a daily basis in Tennessee, and in every state in the country. For many car accidents, both parties view the incident as little more than an inconvenience that will affect their insurance premiums or cost them a bit of unexpected cash to fix a few dents. This is certainly not cause for any serious legal consideration, let alone consulting an attorney.
However, some car accidents are much more serious, and even seemingly minor car accidents may be more complex than they appear. If your car accident resulted in serious injury or even death, or if you are simply not quite sure how to proceed following the incident, it is in your best interests to consult with an attorney. Legal assistance can help you gain a greater understanding of the accident itself, as well as your legal rights.
If you do decide to hire an attorney, it is best that you do so as soon as possible. Delay in any legal consideration could cause crucial evidence to be lost, and if you settle with the insurance company or the statute of limitations for the case expires, you may be unable to take any legal action at all. It is truly never too early to consult with an attorney regarding your accident.
Of course, it is ultimately up to you whether or not you think you truly need legal assistance, or even if your accident warrants legal assistance. Generally speaking, the more severe a car accident is in terms of injury or property damage, the more likely it is that you should consult with an attorney. Because most attorneys offer free initial consultations, you honestly have nothing to lose and a great deal to gain.